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Pro wrestlers take antics to streets in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-of-war and arm wrestling competition with local children before a large and somewhat bewildered crowd of spectators....

Shelly Sterling talks about husband, Clippers sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who Ballmer was. But in short order she convinced him that the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion....

Royals find right recipe for small-market success

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The recipe for small-market success in baseball generally goes something like this: Develop talent through your farm system, strike on a couple reclamation projects, uncover a few diamonds in the rough and then make one or two big trades to put you over the top....

Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone....

Familiar names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup

BILBAO, Spain (AP) -- Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup....

No. 18 Ole Miss sloppy in opener but beats Boise

ATLANTA (AP) -- Bo Wallace wants to close his college career in style....

Sumlin ready for more out of No. 21 Texas A&M

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin knows his Aggies have more to accomplish. Still, he couldn't help but take pride in the team's dominating show at Southeastern Conference power South Carolina....

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Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."...

Dustin Diamond returns again to his inner Screech

NEW YORK (AP) -- The rank of mega-stars who are known simply by one name includes, of course, Madonna, Cher, Beyonce and Bono. Oh, and one more, surely - that man-boy known as Screech....

Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."...

Playboy model jailed in Australia for drug role

SYDNEY (AP) -- Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia....

Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night....

Announced or sealed tight: Celeb weddings of yore

NEW YORK (AP) -- How'd they do it? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie managed a no-leaks wedding in France after some nine years and six kids together, and years of speculation on when and if they'd marry....

Movie academy to honor Belafonte, O'Hara

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harry Belafonte and Maureen O'Hara are among those who will be honored by the motion picture academy's board of governors....

VENICE WATCH: Iranian tales; vampire takes a break

VENICE, Italy (AP) -- The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:...

Bucks County Playhouse gives lyricists a boost

NEW YORK (AP) -- All too often, it's the melodies in musicals that get all the attention. But what about the lyrics?...

Suspects in New York violinist's death held

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Two homeless men accused of killing a concert violinist during a robbery in her rural home were ordered held without bail Thursday after a prosecutor detailed how the 61-year-old musician was shot twice and stabbed after opening her door to let them use her phone....

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